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October 21, 2016

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Feature Article - Security

Tightening IBM i Security with Little Fear of Breakage

Carol describes five IBM i security settings that eliminate exposures and can be changed with very little risk of breaking anything.

Written by Carol Woodbury

I know that many of you feel handcuffed. You want to make changes to improve your IBM i security posture, but your organization is so risk averse that it’s almost impossible to make changes that have the possibility of breaking a production process. While I can’t guarantee that these changes will not cause an issue, it’s unlikely that they will.

T.L. Ashford

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Feature Article - TechTip

RPG Fundamentals Tip #2: Working with Linear Main Programs

Unlike cycle main programs, linear main programs do not include the RPG cycle.

Written by Bryan Meyers and Jim Buck

Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from Programming in ILE RPG, Fifth Edition, chapter 14, “Building Modular Programs with Procedures.”

RPG supports a second type of program (as an alternative to cycle main programs) that does not include the RPG cycle. A linear main program explicitly names a procedure to be the main procedure for the program. A linear main program includes a Ctl-opt instruction with the Main keyword to name the main procedure:

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Book Review
Jim Buck

Book Review: Developing Business Applications for the Web--With HTML, CSS, JSP, PHP, ASP.NET, and JavaScript

Programming >> by Jim Buck
If you are ready to get into Web application development, take this book along as your guide Written by Jim Buck While there’s no shortage of Web programmers, not all are proficient in building business Web applications. And then there are the experienced business app developers, some in the IBM i world, who haven’t done Web development but would…